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Meet Our Brand New Full-Stack Web Development Curriculum

General
Jul. 20 2016
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Posted by
Rebecca Haliburton

We are delighted to bring you an important announcement about a project that we’ve been working on for the past year: a brand new Full-stack Web Development Bootcamp curriculum, rebuilt from the ground up through the blood, sweat and tears of our amazing community of developers!

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Early Bird Challenge 🐣

Admissions
Jul. 20 2016
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Posted by
Rebecca Haliburton

Developers are curious problem solvers, who LOVE puzzles and the process of discovery. We want to encourage that curiosity through a little challenge with a big reward! Make your way through the Early Bird Challenge, solve the coding clues and you could score $500 off your Bootcamp tuition.

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An Insider’s Look: The Lighthouse Labs Admissions Process

Admissions
Jul. 07 2016
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Posted by
Rosy Lee & Chandler Davis

The Lighthouse Labs admissions process can seem intimidating, but we really just want to know what makes you tick. Our gatekeepers sit down one-on-one with every potential student to discover their motivation for bootcamp, and if Lighthouse Labs is the right environment for them to learn. We're diving deeper into the process, to give you some insight into why we go to such lengths to get to know our potential students, and so you know what to expect when you're ready to pursue Bootcamp!

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Teacher Feature: Faisal Al-Tameemi

Community
Jun. 16 2016
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Posted by
Rebecca Haliburton

At Lighthouse Labs, we believe that having incredible teachers is an invaluable part of our students' success. We are lucky to have amazing teachers who are top craftsmen in their field. Like our students, they are gritty, passionate, and from a wide variety of backgrounds. Unlike our students, they have been working as professional developers for over 10 years and are ready to pay that experience forward. We want to take the time to get to know these teachers a little better.

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Employer Spotlight: AppBridge

Career Services
Jun. 07 2016
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Posted by
Rebecca Haliburton

Over 160 organizations of all shapes and sizes have hired Lighthouse Labs graduates! We're connecting with our employers to shed some light into the hiring process, and learn about their experience taking on Junior Developers fresh out of Bootcamp.

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From Mentee to Mentor: Singing the Kevin Blues

Students
Jun. 03 2016
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Posted by
Rebecca Haliburton

Kevin Blues is a former Lighthouse Labs student, turned mentor for our Web Development Bootcamp! Kevin is passionate about programming and loves to spread his coding knowledge to the next generation of Junior Developers. Take a read and learn a little more about what it's like to both mentor and be mentored as a coding bootcamp student.

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One Year After Bootcamp: Christian Hamelin

Students
May. 26 2016
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Posted by
Rebecca Haliburton

Christian Hamelin came to Lighthouse Labs to fuse his science background with the power of programming. Now, he's in Montreal, building startups and revelling in the variety of career options at his disposal since becoming a developer.

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A Window Into the World of a Mobile Developer

General
May. 13 2016
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Posted by
Rebecca Haliburton

Ken Woo & Adam Dahan are instructors for our Toronto iOS programs, and have years of mobile development under their belts. We took a dive into their brains to learn the ins and outs of being an iOS dev, and what it's like to learn app development at Lighthouse Labs!

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Dear Junior Developer Me

Community
May. 09 2016
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Posted by
Rebecca Haliburton

One of our favourite Devmonth events this past April was the Dear Junior Developer Me panel, where our panelists shared insightful information for the audience of aspiring and junior developers. We’ve compiled our favorite pieces of advice for you to enjoy! 

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So You Want To Take A Bootcamp?

Admissions
Apr. 29 2016
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Posted by
Don Burks

Considering a coding bootcamp as your next step towards a new career? Our Head Instructor Don Burks gives us a run down of the bootcamp experience, and how we approach coding education at Lighthouse Labs.

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Job Posting: Community Engagement Intern (Vancouver)

General
Apr. 19 2016
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Posted by
Rebecca Haliburton

At Lighthouse Labs community engagement is at the core of everything we do. We have some amazing initiatives coming down the pipeline in 2016, and we need your help to execute them. This is where you come in. We are currently seeking a hustler to join our team in Vancouver and help plan events, grow our online community, and foster a fantastic community of developers and devs-to-be.

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Job Posting: Mentor - Full-Stack Development (PT)

Community
Apr. 16 2016
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Posted by
Rebecca Haliburton

You are a rare breed. A strong developer who is passionate about mentorship and education. You believe in learning by doing, even if you are traditionally trained, and you love people almost as much as you love code. Our community of mentors consists of over 80 kick-ass devs. They are the heart and soul of our program and want nothing more than to see our students succeed, not just in bootcamp but in their life-long careers.

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People Can't be Programmed: HR for Tech

Career Services
Apr. 11 2016
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Posted by
Kate Ciborowski

Long gone are the days when developers were considered socially awkward and siloed in an organization. Today, software development is understood as a social endeavour that requires working and learning effectively with others, impacting entire organizations. More than ever before, software development methodologies, designed to improve efficiency and flexibility for products, are being applied to people and teams.

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A Love Letter to Lighthouse Labs

Community
Apr. 07 2016
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Posted by
Rebecca Haliburton

Lighthouse is an incredibly unique, weird place to work. Culture fit is one of the most important qualities that we look for in new staff members, mentors, and for potential students coming into the space. We sent some questions around to our team to find out what they enjoy about our culture and each other. Below is an exhaustive summary of the answers; our love letter to Lighthouse Labs.

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Rookie Mistakes: Developer Resumes

Career Services
Mar. 29 2016
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Posted by
Charlyne Fothergill

Our Director of Career Services Charlyne has years of HR experience and a wealth of knowledge on how to attack your job hunt. Luckily for us, she puts her powers to use connecting our students with their new careers as developers. Char shares some advice for anyone looking to break into the world of tech with a new series focusing on rookie mistakes. Follow her advice, score a job and she'll do her coveted happy dance in your honour!

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